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New Animals

Average: 4.2 (10 votes)

My lessons this week are focusing on the natural world and our beautiful planet.

Did you know that new animals are being discovered all the time? This article discusses some exciting recent discoveries.

Read through the article and then decide whether the statements below are true or false. From the statements, can you guess what my opinion of spiders might be...

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Prepositions Quiz

Average: 3.2 (31 votes)

A preposition is a word that connects one thing with another, showing how they are related.

For example:

Many shops open on Saturdays.

It rains during the autumn.

Choose correct prepositions in the sentences below:

Lesson by Amanda, Cape Town English language school

Basic Conjunctions

Average: 3.9 (36 votes)

A conjunction is a linking word such as, and, or, but.

Conjunctions are used to connect words or sentences.

The words before, after, as, when, while, until and since, are also conjunctions.

They tell when something happens, so they are called conjunctions of time.

For example:

Common Adverbs

Average: 3.5 (17 votes)

An adverb is a word that describes a verb.

It tells you about an action, or the way something is done.

A lot of adverbs end in -ly.

For example:

The baby is sleeping soundly.

It is raining heavily.

9 Adverbs

Insert an adverb below into the spaces in the sentences. Only use each adverb once.

Prepositions of Place

Average: 3.4 (18 votes)

A preposition is a word that connects one thing with another, showing how they are related.

Some prepositions tell you about position or place.

For example:

"There is a big balloon in the sky."

"Jane is jumping into the pool."

Put the following prepositions in the spaces below:

Idiom of the day: Click

Average: 3.5 (15 votes)

rub it in

This month's cartoon is based on the double meaning of click.

Definitions of Click

What are conjunctions of time?

Average: 3.8 (45 votes)

A conjunction is a linking word such as and, or, but.

Conjunctions are used to connect words or sentences.

The words before, after, as, when, while, until, since, are also conjunctions. They tell when something happens, so they are called conjunctions of time.

Adverbs of Manner

Average: 4.4 (10 votes)

Adverbs are words that tell you more about verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. Many adverbs end in ly.

You make these adverbs by adding ly to adjectives.

Some adverbs and adverb phrases describe the way people do things. They answer the question "How?"

For example:

"The traffic was moving slowly."

Adjectives - Elementary Level

Average: 3.4 (10 votes)

An adjective is a describing word.

It tells you more about a noun. An adjective usually appears before the noun it describes.

For example: an old dog, a tall basketball player.

Sometimes, though, the adjective appears after the noun, later in the sentence.

Fill in the blanks with correct 8 adjectives below.

Business English at EC

Average: 3.2 (12 votes)

English is one of the most widely spoke languages in the world, and most businesses depend on their staff having a good level of English in order to progress in the cut and thrust world of trade today.

A German manufacturing company may need to deal with a Chinese import/export firm and it is not uncommon that English is the language used, not just for meetings and negotiation but socially too.

So what can students expect from a Business English course at EC?